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Wagner moves ‘to NATO’s eastern flank’ and Poland and Lithuania meet as ‘provocations will rise’

by LLB political Reporter
3rd Aug 23 12:02 pm

The Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has met with the Lithuanian President Gitanas Morawiecki as tensions are rising as an estimated 4,000 Wagner mercenaries are in Belarus.

Morawiecki and Morawiecki met in the Suwalki Gap which is a strategically important strip of land which is between Belarus and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad which has been described the most dangerous place on earth.

A Russian politician suggested in July that Wagner fighter could be used to take the Suwalki Gap.

The Polish Prime Minister said, “We need to be aware that the number of provocations will rise.

“The Wagner group is extremely dangerous and they are being moved to the eastern flank to destabilise it.”

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The Lithuanian President said, “We must not only talk about measures at the national level but also… what should be done if this situation becomes even more complicated, including the closure of the border with Belarus.

“This should be done in a coordinated manner between Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.”

Wagner Group have moved an unspecified number of fighters “to NATO’s eastern flank to destabilise it,” the Polish Prime Minister said.

Since Yevgeny Prigozhin short lived rebellion on Moscow thousands of Wagner fighters have arrived in Belarus satellite imagery shows that between 3,450 and 3,650 soldiers have travelled close to Asipovichy, 140 miles from the Ukrainian border.

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) George Barros said, “There is no indication that the Wagner group in Belarus actually has the material necessary to be able to mount a serious attack.”

US national security spokesman John Kirby has also said that the White House are not aware there is any threat to Poland by Wagner.

On Wednesday the Polish government has put NATO on alert after two Belarusian military helicopters entered Poland’s airspace.

Błaszczak has now ordered more than 1,000 soldiers to the border as tensions continue to rise as Wagner mercenaries are training Belarusian troops.

A Mi-24 and Mi-8 helicopters of the Belarusian Air Force crossed the border into Poland at low altitude which made it difficult for the Polish military to detect them on radar.

The Polish MoD said, “Therefore, in the morning announcement, the Operational Command of the Armed Forces Branches informed that the Polish radar systems did not record any violation of Polish airspace.”

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